Who Needs to Apply?
The responsibility for obtaining a Road-based Commercial Tour CUA falls on the company that packaged, priced, and sold the tour.
- A tour company that owns or rents vehicles and provides road-based commercial tours to passengers aboard those vehicles in a national park must apply for a CUA.
- A tour company that uses a chartered transportation service to provide road-based tours at Mount Rainier National Park also needs a CUA. Chartered transportation service is defined as exclusive use of a bus/van and driver for a negotiated price at the request of a third party. The chartered transportation company does not need a CUA if the tour company determines the origin, destination, and scheduling of the trip. The tour company ensures the charter vehicle company meets the road-based commercial tour CUA commercial vehicle insurance and license requirements by agreeing to CUA conditions and signing the CUA application and authorization.
- A charter company advertising tours to national parks must apply for a CUA. However, a charter company does not need a Road-based Commercial Tour CUA if the tour company determines the origin, destination, and scheduling of the trip.
- If a Road-based Commercial Tour CUA holder wants to conduct guided day hikes within 1 mile of the vehicle, as part of the road-based tour, no additional activity CUA is needed. If a Road-based Commercial Tour CUA holder wants to conduct day hikes beyond 1 mile from the vehicle, then an additional guiding CUA is needed. Please visit the Commercial Services page for a list of guiding CUAs. If a Road-based Commercial Tour CUA holder wants to camp in one of the park’s campgrounds, then a Drive-in Campground CUA is needed.
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